Book Fair and Author Readings in Brooklyn

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You gotta love local talent. The roster of authors lined up to support the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School Book Fair is impressive. The headliner is New York Times best seller E. Lockhart (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks; The Treasure Map of Boys).

And then there's Tad Hills of the beloved pictures books How Rocket Learned to Read and Duck and Goose...Illustrator Brian Floca who will take kids to the moon and back with Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, and Laurence Klavan and Susan Kim, creators of the very strange and very mysterious Brain Camp (what is happening at that summer camp!).

Additionally, Michael Bitz of the Comic Book Project will conduct a workshop on making comic books for kids ages 9 – 13 (space is limited to the first 25 kids). The fair, a free, public event, runs from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For those looking for a good read or out for holiday shopping, hundreds of books titles for adults and children, from best sellers to classics, will also be sold at the fair. In a true spirit of literary celebration, activities related to books will take place throughout for all ages including bookmark making, book bag decorating, and creating book covers. A bake sale will keep everyone in good spirits with plenty of delicious cookies and cake.

Author reading schedule on December 11:

10:30 a.m. Tad Hills

11:15 a.m. Brian Floca

12:00 p.m. Comic Book Workshop with Michael Bitz

1:00 p.m. E. Lockhart

2:00p.m. Laurence Klavan and Susan Kim

Authors will sign their books immediately following their reading.

Visitors to the fair can also participate in ONE BOOK MAKES A DIFFERENCE: Please bring one gently used book or buy a book at the fair to donate to Books for Kids, a program founded in 2004 by the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice to provide free books to children and families who they represent.

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School Book Fair

Saturday, December 11, 2010

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

185 Court Street (entrance on Bergen Street), Brooklyn, NY 11201

Free

For information call 718-858-5100 x112 or e-mail pa@bhmsny.org

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